The horror movie fans among you probably already know which movie I’m talking about right now. Exactly. IT. Basically the most talked about horror movie of this year. And as the big horror movie fan I am, I just had to watch it myself. And I can tell you, it was like nothing I had expected.
So, first of all you should know that I’ve never once read a Stephen King novel. I know, what a shame. An author and never read one of those classics. But yeah, horror and thriller novels were never my kind of stories, so I never really paid attention to them. But of course I knew IT or Pennywise and the story of this creepy clown that likes to kill children. And of course I knew Stephen King. Like, who doesn’t?
And here I was, a huge horror fan, hearing about this new, remade version of such a classical horror. And after seeing so many people freaking out about it, I just got really curious. And this weekend I finally gave it a go and dragged my parents with me to the cinema.
And before I start presenting my thoughts, here’s a little description of the movie and a trailer. So, here’s the story:
“When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.”
I have to say, I didn’t quite know what to expect. But I surely didn’t expect what was to come. After the first five minutes I was already sitting there in my seat, mouth wide open in shock and my mum looking at me like “this is all your fault”. That movie is so brutal. Holy moly. Like, usually I’m more like the evil demon, stories of Ed and Lorraine Warren, James Wan type of horror lover, so this really was a surprise to me.
Throughout the movie the story always switches from really serious to funny to shocking to ridicolous to scary and back to serious again. It’s a rollercoaster. And you can really sense that it was meant to be kind of trivial in a humorous way sometimes, because there are just a lot of jokes and funny moments. Something you’d never expect from a horror movie. I laughed quite a lot, but I think that also lighted up the whole thing, I think it’s an important aspect of the movie.
But what really blew me away was the performance of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise. I mean, this scene at the beginning with this little kid Georgie and his cute boat that sinks down into the sewers and his meeting with Pennywise. That’s so creepy. He plays this role so amazingly good, it’s crazy. His mimic and just everything. So good. Oh and the music is amazing too. A lot of kids singing and laughing, so it’s really creepy. And fits perfectly.
Overall the movie is something really different. And I think it really depends on what you like and on what you expect whether you to like the movie or not. I think I did. Sometimes it really got a little bit too unreal for me, but apart from those moments, the movie was really good and quite frightening. I just like to go out of a cinema and kind of have this creepy feeling resting in my mind. I like getting scared. I know, quite weird, but hey, being normal seems to be boring anyway.
So yeah, there you go guys. That’s my little review of the new IT movie. Have any of you already seen it or the classic, old version or read the book? Did you like it? Please don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts down below. And until then I hope you enjoyed this post and my thoughts and I wish you all an amazing week. And, as always, thanks for reading. x